Press Releases

  • Kaiser Permanente Announces 2015 Plan for New Medical Center

    December 18 2014 3:20 PM ET

    ROCKVILLE, Md., Dec. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Kaiser Permanente of the Mid-Atlantic States, an award-winning integrated care delivery system announced plans today for a new medical center at 815 E. Pratt Street in downtown Baltimore.

  • UT Arlington appoints Michael Kingan as Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations

    December 18 2014 3:19 PM ET

    ARLINGTON, Texas, Dec. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The University of Texas at Arlington has named Michael K. Kingan, a former senior vice president and chief development officer for The University of New Mexico Foundation with more than two decades of success in advancement positions, as Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations.

  • Utica College Cyber Professor Speaks Out on Cyber Terror, Sony Hack

    December 18 2014 3:18 PM ET

    UTICA, N.Y., Dec. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "The North Korean attack on Sony Pictures is ground-breaking," said Austen Givens, professor of practice in cybersecurity and homeland security at Utica College. "I believe that this incident represents the first successful major cyberterrorist attack in world history, with myriad implications for corporate and international political concerns."

  • Secure One Capital Helps Homeowners Qualify for New Fannie Mae Refinancing Program

    December 18 2014 3:17 PM ET

    COSTA MESA, Calif., Dec. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Secure One Capital, a HUD approved lender, is helping homeowners qualify for a new low-down payment mortgage program that requires only 3% down at closing. This program which Fannie Mae debuted December 11th, 2014, is an unnamed extension of the MyCommunityMortgage (MCM) program.

  • NASA, Planetary Scientists Find Meteoritic Evidence of Mars Water Reservoir

    December 18 2014 3:17 PM ET

    HOUSTON, Dec. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA and an international team of planetary scientists have found evidence in meteorites on Earth that indicates Mars has a distinct and global reservoir of water or ice near its surface.

  • NASA, Planetary Scientists Find Meteoritic Evidence of Mars Water Reservoir

    December 18 2014 3:17 PM ET

    WASHINGTON, Dec. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA and an international team of planetary scientists have found evidence in meteorites on Earth that indicates Mars has a distinct and global reservoir of water or ice near its surface.

  • Red Metal Resources Provides Mining Update for Farellon Property

    December 18 2014 3:15 PM ET

    THUNDER BAY, ON and VALLENAR, CHILE, Dec. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Red Metal Resources Ltd. (OTCQB:RMES), a mineral exploration company with copper-gold assets in Chile, is pleased to provide an update on mining activities being conducted by Minera Farellon, an affiliated company, on the Farellon copper-gold project. Mineral Farellon will be selling ore to Empresa Nacional de Mineria ("ENAMI"), a Chilean national mining company with regional processing facilities and paying Red Metal's Chilean subsidiary, Minera Polymet, a royalty.

  • Grand Circle Foundation Anticipates Significant Increase in Travel to Cuba by Older Americans Pending New Era of Relations

    December 18 2014 3:12 PM ET

    BOSTON, Dec. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Harriet R. Lewis, Vice Chair of Overseas Adventure Travel and Chairman of Grand Circle Foundation, anticipates a significant increase in travel to Cuba among older Americans in light of President Obama's announcement yesterday of a new era of relations between the United States and Cuba.  Lewis' charitable Grand Circle Foundation has been operating People-to-People Programs in Cuba since late 2011.

  • Acquisition of The Pantry, Inc. (PTRY) by Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. (ATD.A ATD.B) May Not Be in Shareholders' Best Interests

    December 18 2014 3:11 PM ET

    SAN DIEGO and CARY, N.C., Dec. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Shareholder rights attorneys at Robbins Arroyo LLP are investigating the proposed acquisition of The Pantry, Inc. (NASDAQ: PTRY) by Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. (TSX: ATD.A ATD.B). On December 18, 2014 the two companies announced the signing of a definitive merger agreement. Under the terms of the agreement, The Pantry shareholders will receive $36.75 for each share of The Pantry common stock.

  • Meruelo Group Applauds President Obama's Actions Toward Cuba

    December 18 2014 3:10 PM ET

    LOS ANGELES, Dec. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Meruelo Group today made the following announcement in support of President Obama's policy decision regarding US-Cuba relations.

  • Bundesliga Continues to Expand Presence in the United States with Two Clubs Competing in the 2015 Florida Cup

    December 18 2014 3:10 PM ET

    FRANKFURT, Germany and ORLANDO, Fla., Dec. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As the popularity of soccer continues to grow in the United States, Bundesliga clubs Bayer 04 Leverkusen and 1. FC Koln will travel to the U.S. in January to compete in the 2015 Florida Cup against Brazilian clubs Corinthians and Fluminense FC. The clubs will play in a four-match tournament that will take place in Orlando on Jan. 15 and Jacksonville on Jan. 17.

  • AOFAS Patient Education: Smoking and Bone Healing

    December 18 2014 3:10 PM ET

    ROSEMONT, Ill., Dec. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- If you're a cigarette smoker planning to have surgery on your foot or ankle, keep this in mind: Smoking and bone healing just don't mix. Unlike the many health concerns that can develop slowly when you smoke, surgical complications caused by smoking show up almost immediately, say orthopaedic foot and ankle specialists.

  • Select Energy Services Launches Pecan Hill Water Solutions Facility

    December 18 2014 3:10 PM ET

    GRADY COUNTY, Okla., Dec. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Select Energy Services today launched the new Pecan Hill Water Solutions Facility in southeast Grady County, Oklahoma. The facility, which will serve oil and gas operations, houses a saltwater disposal well, a freshwater trucking depot and access to 25,000 barrels of freshwater per day from a buried pipeline.

  • Hispanics Represent Over Half Of All Renters In The U.S., Yet Most Are Uninsured

    December 18 2014 3:10 PM ET

    BLOOMINGTON, Ill., Dec. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Only twenty nine percent of Hispanics who rent their homes report having renters insurance, according to a new survey by State Farm. In fact, among respondents without renters insurance more than one third (34%) said they had never heard of renters insurance. Further, most overestimated the cost of coverage and underestimated the value of their property. Not having renters insurance could leave Hispanic families vulnerable to a financial catastrophe especially during the holiday season.

  • Florida Realtors®: Deck the Halls Safely This Holiday Season

    December 18 2014 3:05 PM ET

    ORLANDO, Fla., Dec. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As you're decking the halls this holiday season, be sure you're doing it safely. Here are some tips from Florida Realtors® to help you prepare your home for a happy holiday.


  • In Pictures: XCOR announces further progress on the XCOR Lynx Spacecraft

    December 18 2014 3:03 PM ET

    MOJAVE, Calif., Dec. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The XCOR Lynx® suborbital spacecraft continues to make rapid progress towards final assembly. Immediately after bonding the cockpit to the fuselage the shop crews set up for the delicate and precise operation of bonding the carry-through spar on to the rear end of the Lynx fuselage.

  • Cost-Saving Winter Preparedness Tips to Keep Your Family Safe this Holiday Season

    December 18 2014 3:00 PM ET

    WAUKESHA, Wis., Dec. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Each winter homeowners look forward to the joys the holiday season brings, but they also stress over the extra costs associated with Christmas cheer. Combining the cost of the holidays with the cost of keeping homes warm and safe during winter storm season is more than many families' budgets can handle.

  • Cast & Crew Entertainment Services Says New Open Health Insurance Offering Generated Strong First-Month Reception From Entertainment Industry

    December 18 2014 3:00 PM ET

    BURBANK, Calif., Dec.

  • Life Wireless Opens First Stores in Puerto Rico

    December 18 2014 3:00 PM ET

    COVINGTON, Ga., Dec. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Life Wireless, a cellular provider offering free phone service to eligible customers through the federal Lifeline program, has opened its first retail locations in Puerto Rico to better serve its fast-growing customer base.

    The customer service centers, located in the San Juan neighborhoods of Bayamon and Santurce, provide a convenient place for customers to get their phones serviced, replace lost handsets, and re-certify their eligibility in the Lifeline program without having to mail in verification documents.

  • Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. Acquires Affinity Marketing Group

    December 18 2014 3:00 PM ET

    ITASCA, Ill., Dec. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. (NYSE: AJG) today announced the acquisition of Affinity Marketing Group LLC in Natick, Massachusetts. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.